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Festical Venues, Schedule & Tickets

See the CelticFest Vancouver 2012 Schedule below

Doolin's Irish Pub Events

 

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAY MARCH 14

Wednesday March 14
9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Music

The WhiskeyDicks

These Celtic-Gypsy-Punk-Rockers have a reputation for delivering a raging good time, with something up their sleeve for every music lover. From original good-time songs to familiar tunes, you’ll be up and dancing in a heartbeat (if you can find room on the dance floor). 

The band bridges traditional and modern popular music with an eclectic and contagious enthusiasm that knows no bounds. They began playing in front of a Liquor Store (hence their name), and with nearly a dozen music degrees under their collective belt, band members have taken what they learned both on the street and at uni and brought it to the stage to create something special. The instrumentation is simple: violin, cello, guitar, drums and vocals – but their music mixes and combines influences that simply galvanizes audiences to dance!

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

19 years +

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY MARCH 15

Thursday March 15
9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Music

Halifax Wharf Rats

The Halifax Wharf Rats aren't your common everyday Celtic band. Brian Flanagan, Michelle Carlisle, Rick Chapman and Robert Graves are exactly the kind of folks you'd want to invite home for a kitchen party, a barbecue or to meet the family. With loads of Celtic and East Coast tunes along with contemporary music and good times in store, it's always best to come early and stay late when they’re around – just like they do “down home”. We won't go into each individual musician’s multiple talents; their music speaks for itself. Come and hear!

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY MARCH 16

Friday March 16
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Music

Copper Sky

This band has been delighting audiences around the Lower Mainland for a decade with their dynamic brand of Celtic, Maritime and fiddle tune gems. Copper Sky includes the multi-talented Paul Evenden (vocals, guitar, whistle, bodhrán and other instruments), Jennie Bice (vocals, fiddle) and Ernie Higgins (vocals, vocals, guitar, mandolin and bodhrán).

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

19 years +

Friday March 16
9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Music

Chris Greve

This London ex-pat has travelled the world playing the Celtic and Maritime music he loves. Chris performs solo on guitar, guitar, bodhrán, tambourine, those “shaky-egg things” and spoons, usually played on his head.

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY MARCH 17         Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday March 17
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Music

Copper Sky

This band has been delighting audiences around the Lower Mainland for a decade with their dynamic brand of Celtic, Maritime and fiddle tune gems. Copper Sky includes the multi-talented Paul Evenden (vocals, guitar, whistle, bodhrán and other instruments), Jennie Bice (vocals, fiddle) and Ernie Higgins (vocals, vocals, guitar, mandolin and bodhrán).

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

Admission $15 all day
19 Years +

Saturday March 17
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Music

Timothy Hewitt

A mainstay of the Vancouver music scene, Tim Hewitt has been performing with some of Canada’s best known bands for the past 20 years. His acoustic solo act is lively and entertaining, covering everything from current hits to Celtic tunes to the classic songs we all love.

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

Admission $15 all day
19 Years +

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY MARCH 18

Sunday March 18
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Music

Pat Chessell

Pat Chessell has gained a loyal fan base due to his exceptional acoustic guitar playing, warm, passionate vocals and his engaging stage presence. His voice has been described as a mix between Johnny Cash and Bing Crosby. Pat has been gifted with the ability to win over any audience by providing them with an eclectic mix of Irish and Canadian folk music, making them feel like they’re sitting in a tiny pub on the coast of Donegal sipping on a beer.

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Sunday March 18
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music

Roolya Boolya

This power Celtic duo features local fiddler extraordinaire Mary Brunner and Irishman Mark Downey on guitar, bodhrán and vocals. Their name is an Irish word meaning ‘hurley burley’, and they’re definitely creating a ruckus on the local scene. Roolya Boolya’s repertoire ranges from stirring ballads to romping songs and rocking tunes.

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Sunday March 18
9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Music

New Fish

New Fish play traditional Irish and East Coast music along with some folk-rock, originals and other tunes people love to hear. All band members are multi-instrumentalists who can deliver jigs and reels with a ‘night back home’ kind of feel.

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

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Festival Venues

Outdoor Venues
CelticFest

Music Stage
Celtic Village

Granville Street (at Georgia St)

Pacific Centre

Performance Stage
Lunch-Time Concerts
Plaza @ Pacific Centre
(Georgia & Granville)

CelticFest

Kids Tent & Area
Celtic Village

Granville Street
(Smithe to Robson)

The Village

The Plaza
Village on False Creek

Manitoba St. & Athlete’s Way

Official Festival Venues
Edgewater Casino

Stadium Club at Edgewater Casino
750 Pacific Blvd South
(at Plaza of Nations)

Doolin’s Irish Pub

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St.@ Granville St.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville
Home of the Official CelticFest Pre-Parade Breakfast

The Irish Cellar

The (Irish) Cellar
1006 Granville St. @ Nelson St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level - 929 Granville St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
Music Hall
3rd floor - 929 Granville St.

Doolin’s Irish Pub

The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St.

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug
1033 Granville St.